How to Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to an Airline

Tweet Yesterday I notified you about the 35% British Airways Avios transfer bonus with Membership Rewards.  If you’ve never transferred points before, this guide will help teach you how to transfer American Express Membership Rewards to an airline.  The process is pretty simple, and I bet you could stumble your way through it, but I want to […]

Maximize American Express Rewards With Transfer Bonuses [Current 35% BA Transfer]

Tweet Expired! One of the things that I like best about Membership Rewards is the ability to maximize your earnings with transfer bonuses. Over the last few months, my wife and I have been racking up Membership Rewards because there have been some good sign up bonuses.  I hope you have been too since I’ve […]

Cancel, Don’t Change British Airways Avios Award Flights

Tweet Over the last year, there have been several occasions where I’ve needed to make an adjustment to an award flight that I booked with Avios.  I guess that’s because I’ve got an entire truckload full of Avios from their generous sign up bonus (currently up to 100,000 Avios). Unfortunately, Avios posts pretty bad fees for […]

Booking One World Award Flights | Tips, Advice, and Strategies for Newbies

Tweet The reason we all collect air miles and points (or so I assume) is so that we can travel.  Thus, having high mileage balances and zero experiences is not the goal here. Today we’ll be starting a series where I’ll help you find the best ways to use your miles when booking flights. General Award […]

British Airways 50,000 Avios Sign Up Bonus

Tweet For a second time this year, the 100,000 British Airways Avios credit card is available. The card is definitely not as good as the original 100,000 offer [get 100,000 Avios after spending $2,500] which I don’t expect we’ll see any time soon, but it’s a very solid offer nonetheless.  Earlier this year when this […]

US Airways Dividend Miles Program Introduction and Overview

Tweet Welcome to a longer overdue continuation of a series where I feature some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. In this post we’ll be focusing on […]

The Travel Credit Card that Yields the Most Satisfaction Feedback (and the Card with the Most Horror Stories)

Tweet I get emails. In some of the emails I receive, people lavish me with thanks because they’re so glad they’ve been able to start to travel for less than they ever imagined. The card I’m thanked most often for suggesting is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While I hate to say there is a ‘best credit […]

Two American Express Membership Rewards Limited Time Transfer Bonuses

Tweet There is only one thing that keeps the American Express Membership Rewards program in the travel mileage game - transfer bonuses.   For US residents who don’t travel all that often, partner options are not nearly as good as the Ultimate Rewards program.  Also, the Ultimate Rewards credit card sign up bonuses are usually better. But there is one way that […]

How to Choose a Mileage or Points Program to Focus Your Earning

Tweet So, you’ve decided you want to collect miles for nearly free travel. The obvious question is: where should you be focusing your efforts? There’s the extreme approach which involves getting a little bit of everything.  It means signing up for all of the best credit card offers (of course, spacing out applications from the […]